Pre-inauguration ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ to ‘strike the fear of God’ in lawmakers

By David Edwards
Monday, January 7, 2013 13:49 EDT
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A coalition of pro-gun groups are hoping “strike the fear of God in the gun-grabbing politicians” by organizing a “Gun Appreciation Day” just 48 hours before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

In a Monday press release, Gun Appreciation Day (GAD) chairman Larry Ward called on “Americans nationwide to show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges, and shows from coast to coast” on January 19.

GAD, which the groups claimed was modeled on last summer’s “Chick-fil-A Day” supporting the Christian chicken restaurant’s stance against LGBT rights, aims to “send a message to Washington two days before Obama’s second inauguration.”

“The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people,” Ward explained. “If the American people don’t fight back now, Obama will do the Second Amendment what he has already done to the First with Obamacare – gut it without a moment’s thought to our basic constitutional rights.”

Included in the coalition are organizations like the pro-Ron Paul Revolution PAC, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Social Security Institute, AmeriPAC, Political Media and the Committee to Draft Andrew Napolitano.

In an email to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, Ward explained that it was necessary to take action against lawmakers who wanted enact new gun laws in the wake of a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Ward said that Gun Appreciation Day should “strike the fear of God in the gun-grabbing politicians on both sides of the aisle when millions of Americans celebrate their Second Amendment rights in force.”

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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